Wednesday, September 12, 2018

{My Parties} A Bloody Good Time Halloween Party

Who is excited for Halloween? ME!! I love coming up with a fun, new twist on my Halloween parties every year. I love classic Halloween parties and colors, but I also love to make it very scary! Last year, Shindigz helped me cover my house in giant spiders and spider webs. This year, I wanted to create a very scary adult Halloween party. Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the kids! So what’s the scariest theme you can think of? Bloody! These new Bloody Good Time party supplies were the perfect theme to really gross out my guests!

I settled on a Bloody Dinner party for my theme. To create your own, use the Bloody Wall Scene Setter room roll. It’s 8 feet tall and will make your walls look there was a murder scene! I just taped it right to my wall with simple Scotch tape.  On either side of the table, these bloody mouthed hanging zombies held onto a garland of bloody weapons like scissors and saws. 

On the main party table, use a red polyester tablecloth and top it with a Bloody Good Time plastic table cloth. Cover your plastic folding chairs with white stretch spandex chair covers. To give the chairs a bloody feel, I stuck this 3D bloody drip window décor to the back. This really gave it a gross-out factor. 

Each place setting had a Bloody Good Time dinner plate, dessert plate, and napkin, with Silver Premium Cutlery. For an extra  “shot of fun” I made Jello shots for each place setting with this fun Party Shoot Syringe Shooter set. Yum, right? No party is complete without wine, so I served our red wine (of course!) in Wine Taster Glasses.

To create a really gross table centerpiece, I took a simple white cake and poured edible red glitter gel all over the top, then I stuck this Bleeding Nightmare Knife right down in the center. It’s such a simple, but scary way to give your guests a creepy dessert! It would be really great with a red velvet cake! 

To create a spooky mood, use these white metal candelabras and use red candles. They will drip down when they are lit and they look so great!  Chopped up “body parts” like these Zombie Hands and Feet on Hooks make the perfect decoration to run down the center of the table.

And of course, you have to be perfectly dressed for a Halloween party, so my husband and I chose our Halloween costumes from Shindigz’s awesome selection. I went with a classic Spartan Goddess, which I love because I am a huge fan of history! And my husband chose this awesome inflatable T-Rex costume. He has been chasing the kids through the neighborhood already! Plus, it’s extra funny to see the T-Rex serving the cake, right?

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Have a Bloody Good Time at your Halloween party!!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

{My Parties} Greyson's Time Flies Airplane Party

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Every parent knows that “Time Flies” is such an accurate description of how quickly your kids grow up, right? `That is certainly true for me. My oldest son turned 9 years old last year (I'm catching uyp on my blogging!) and in my mind he’s still a baby. He may be nine, but because he has special needs, he is still discovering some of the things that little boys like at younger ages. Right now, he loves airplanes. I should say that he is obsessed with airplanes. Riding in actual airplanes is probably his favorite thing to do.

So, last year, his birthday theme was a no-brainer. It had to be an airplane theme! When I saw this Time Flies collection, I knew he would love it! The classic red and blue color palette combined with an air-mail and travel design influence make it the perfect airplane party theme for any child that is obsessed with airplanes!

If you follow me, you know I love a big wow moment for my guests. This Time Flies personalized photo background is the perfect backdrop for your party table. You can personalize it to say anything you want! I added a simple “Happy Birthday Greyson.” It’s amazing on its own, but I thought it would be so fun to add some “clouds” in the form of a balloon installation. I used 100 white ones to create this look. It’s so easy! All you need is balloon tape and white balloons! I also use an electric balloon pump, but you can use a hand pump too! Simply tape the balloons right onto the backdrop.

To coordinate with the theme, use a red tablecloth and top it with this blue and white navy striped cloth. On the front of the table, this fun Time Flies Airplane garland makes the perfect addition. Each plane is reversible with a different pattern on each. On the tabletop, create the illusion of your treats floating in the clouds with Polyester Fiberfill. I simply balled it up to mimic clouds and piled it around my serving pieces.

I kept the treats simple and I can show you how to elevate your store bought food items too! My cake was a simple red velvet cake from a local bakery. I added some mini marshmallows to the top to look like clouds and these Time Flies Personalized Centerpiece Sticks made the perfect toppers! My favorite cookie designer, SemiSweet Confections made these beautiful cookies to match the theme. Aren’t the airplane ones amazing?? I made these airplane rice krispie treats with a simple airplane shaped cookie cutter. You can make these at home in a snap! It’s so easy! You can even use store-bought rice krispie treats. Once you have them cut out, you just dip them in candy melts and let them dry!  Send your guests home with these fun airplane gliders!

For my guest tables, I started with a simple red tablecloth and added a personalized table top it with my son’s picture. Seeing his face blown up on the table is so cute! I used some of my own place mats and added these fun personalized plates and both red and blue flatware, along with the Time Flies personalized cups. I love these personalized centerpieces. Instead of filling them with flowers, I filled mine with “clouds” and put more of the centerpiece sticks inside them.

My airplane loving guy was SO happy with his party and time really is flying!


Party Suppies: Shindigz